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Scott Westerfeld is best known as the author of the Uglies series, a number-one New York Times bestseller, and the Leviathan and Zeroes trilogies, both NY Times bestsellers. His standalone novels include Evolution’s Darling, So Yesterday, and Afterworlds. His other works include the Midnighters trilogy, the Peeps and Risen Empire duologies, and the eponymous first book of the Horizon multiplatform series. His novels have won the Philip K Dick Special Citation, the Aurealis Award (twice), the Victorian Premier’s Award, and have been named NY Times Notable Books and BBYA Top Ten Children’s Books of the Year.
He co-wrote the Shay’s Story Uglies-based graphic novels with Devin Grayson. Spill Zone is his first solo-written comic.
Scott was born in Texas and lives in Sydney and New York. He is married to fellow YA author Justine Larbalestier.